Comic-Con Film Festival awards cape-less short
At the San Diego Comic-Con, it's not all celeb-filled panels, world premiere footage, and fans dressed up in less than impressive Joker costumes. The Comic-Con International Film Festival acknowledges all shapes and sizes of indie genre films, and this year's Judges' Choice Award went to Alex DeMille's The Absence, a dramatic sci-fi short about a well-off bureaucrat forced to confront the horrible effects of his career.
More typical fanboy fare received attention as well: Natural 20, following four friends and their adventures surrounding a roleplaying board game, nabbed the award for Best Humor Film, while GLOW: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling was dubbed Best Documentary.
In other Comic-Con news, comic books were indeed featured at this year's convention -- you could find them tucked away in the janitorial closet.
|2010 festival winner "Legacy"|